MSU-Mankato student is a siren buff
Published 9:14 am Thursday, August 19, 2010
By Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News
To most people, the sound of a tornado siren means it’s time to head for the basement.
But it’s music to Mike Nelson’s ears.
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Nelson, a 20-year-old college student at Minnesota State University in Mankato, watches the skies so he knows when to engage one of the world’s loudest hobbies — cranking up a siren.
He came to admire them during elementary school in Burnsville.
“We had an older, like Cold War-era siren right down at the school here,” Nelson said.
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